MECEP urges the agency to adopt strong rules to "protect borrowers, especially those who can least afford it, from crippling loan debt"

AUGUSTA The Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) today praised the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for releasing a working draft of a proposal to rein in abusive low-dollar lending schemes such as payday, auto title and installment lending.

Volunteers needed to fish ponds and coastal streams in search of wild brook trout

STATEWIDE - Maine Audubon, Trout Unlimited and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) are seeking volunteer anglers to survey remote Maine ponds and coastal streams for brook trout this fishing season. Information gathered by volunteers will be used to identify populations of previously-undocumented wild brook trout across the state.

SOUTHWEST HARBOR – Southwest Harbor Public Library will feature the art of John DelMastro during the month of April.

Theft crimes committed by a person under 21 may be excluded from criminal records

AUGUSTA -  A measure that would limit the dissemination of criminal records for very low-level crimes, such as shoplifting, committed by a person under the age of 21 received support during a public hearing in the state’s Judiciary Committee today.

Funding available because of local food bill Pingree wrote

WASHINGTON D.C. - Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced today that multiple Maine organizations have been awarded funding through the USDA's Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI), a new program that was proposed in Congresswoman Pingree's Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act and included in the Farm Bill passed by Congress and signed by President Obama in 2014. 

TROY - The teen charged with murder will make his first appearance in Belfast District Court at 1pm on Friday. Any additional information on the case, including the boy’s name, will be disclosed in court proceedings.

Thursday, 02 April 2015 13:59

Rabies Clinic Offered

CORINNA - On May 2,2015 Adoption's Plus and The Pet Motel are sponsoring a rabies clinic at the Pet Motel on Route 7 in Corinna Maine.The clinic will run from 12:00 until 1:00.

AUGUSTA — The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) is recognizing April as Financial Literacy Month by offering a variety of statewide initiatives and educational workshops intended to promote the importance of financial education to Maine citizens. 

AUGUSTA - A Maine lawmaker has submitted a bill that would ban the sale and possession of powdered alcohol.

 

BRUNSWICK - Bowdoin College students prompted a sit-in at the president's office Wednesday in an effort to encourage the campus to divest from fossil fuels.

Thursday, 02 April 2015 13:11

Governor Vetoes Library Tax Bill

AUGUSTA - A measure aimed at allowing a statewide network of libraries to be exempt from sales tax was vetoed be the Governor.

AUGUSTA - A new plan in Augusta would require you to rent them for at least seven days at a time…or face the same licensing as hotels, motels and inns.

AUGUSTA - A public hearing in Augusta Wednesday could change scallop fishing regulations.

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